[Taxacom] Zootaxa papers now in BioStor
r.page at bio.gla.ac.uk
Sun Feb 7 03:11:54 CST 2010
On 6 Feb 2010, at 22:43, Stephen Thorpe wrote:
> Hi Rod,
> The main disadvantage of Zootaxa is the lack of permanent stable
> identifiers like DOIs. Does BioStor allow you to give them such
> identifiers? If it does, then this would be a major advantage.
I agree that it would be great if Zootaxa papers had DOIs. In the
absence of these there are a couple of things BioStor offers. One is
the URL, which is intended to be stable (and unlike the Zootaxa
website takes you to bibliographic information about the article, not
just a PDF). The second is that BioStor has an OpenURL resolver, which
means that web browsers such as Firefox with the OpenURL referrer Add
installed on can link to publications in Zootaxa based on
bibliographic information in the web page. The Citation template used
in Wikipedia supports this feature. See http://biostor.org/
referrer.php for details.
> If not, it seems to me that all you have really done is created a
> copy of the Zootaxa website, with just the added ability to do a bit
> of authorship analysis more easily.
Sure, but this is just the start. The next step is to add citation
links (which papers does the article cite? which papers cite this
article?), plus taxonomic name and geocoordinate extraction (i.e., the
things already started for BHL-derived content).
> On the other hand, on Wikispecies I am placing Zootaxa papers into
> an overarching taxonomic framework (sort of putting together the
> giant taxonomic jigsaw puzzle), which I think more people will find
> useful, and which has to be the ultimate goal for those who are
> interested in biodiversity. I guess I think that there would have
> been some far better journals for you to have started with (from the
> point of view of making information more accessible) than the
> already readily available info from Zootaxa...
Once the names have been extracted then Zootaxa papers will also be
searchable taxonomically, and I'm looking at providing tools for
simple hierarchical browsing of BioStor content.
There are certainly other journals I could (and will add in the
future). I added Zootaxa first partly because I had the data, and
partly because I think it's a journal people know and care about.
However, the main reason I've started with Zootaxa is because it is
relatively easy to extract the literature cited section from the PDF.
In order to extract articles from BHL I need bibliographic details for
articles, and Zootaxa PDFs are a rich source of these.
> From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu [taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
> ] On Behalf Of Roderic Page [r.page at bio.gla.ac.uk]
> Sent: Sunday, 7 February 2010 1:29 a.m.
> To: TAXACOM
> Cc: Chris Freeland; Zhi-Qiang Zhang; Phil Cryer
> Subject: [Taxacom] Zootaxa papers now in BioStor
> I've started to expand the coverage of BioStor (http://biostor.org/ )
> to include articles outside BHL. The first journal to be added is
> Zootaxa, for which you can find individual papers listed here: http://biostor.org/issn/1175-5326
> At present BioStor simply displays the bibliographic metadata for each
> article, and the abstract PDF. You can also get lists of papers for
> each author, together with coauthorship graphs (e.g., http://biostor.org/author/14726
> ). The next step is to extract additional information from the Open
> Access PDFs, such as taxonomic names, and localities. I hope to make
> progress on this in the coming weeks.
> There are several reasons for going beyond BHL content. Firstly, I
> want to start adding citation relationships (i.e., this paper has been
> cited by these papers), and this means including non-BHL content. I'm
> also keen to link BioStor content to nomenclators, such as ZooBank,
> and since ZooBank has lots of publications that aren't in BHL it seems
> sensible to add these. Lastly, I'd like to apply the tools for editing
> metadata and visualising author relationships to papers outside those
> scanned by BHL.
> For some examples of Zootaxa papers and authors, try:
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